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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I'm happy to share my stunning new arrival from Sweden. The design code and date code both point to 1941, meaning that she is an early copy of this Gate design. The engraver was Arthur Diessner, who also engraved the Javanese dancers and the Josephine Baker vase. The signature S. Gate is also at the bottom of her skirt; I've never seen that before. Oh, and by the way, she's big! 35 cm tall and weighing more than 4.5 kg. Wow. I count myself lucky to be her guardian for a bit of time.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Something always happens when I see something I want so bad and my heart sinks as it did when I saw this. Extremely beautiful, she dances forever inside the glass !~
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      She is divine.
      Congratulations on such a special Gate piece.
    3. jensilvermath jensilvermath, 3 years ago
      @PhilDMorris, when I'm gone, you can visit her at the Swedish American Historical Museum in Philadelphia, where she will dance forever. (In February, they will open a new exhibit with other pieces I have already donated and some truly exquisite pieces already held in their collection.)
    4. jensilvermath jensilvermath, 3 years ago
      @racer4four Thank you. She came to me because she was filled with small scratches; I have polished many of them out, but I think her restoration is not quite finished. More work after the holidays...
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jen, she really is that amazing !
    6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Wow one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen ! and love Phil's remark that she will dance forever in the glass :-)
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago

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